PlayStation Plus may just be the best thing since sliced bread. Ok, not reallyResogun is obviously the best thing since sliced bread. But the premium subscription service comes in at a very close second, providing core gamers with a way to get more out of their expensive consoles. And it seems that the public at large mostly agrees with this sentiment, as subscriptions to the online offering have tripled since the PlayStation 4's monumental launch last November.

UK boss Fergal Gara blurted this impressive figure at a recent press event in which he also revealed that the next-gen marvel is doing a roaring trade in his home country. We're betting that this news sees Sony's accounting team breathe a collective sigh of relief, as the beleaguered platform holder was banking on strong subscription numbers to help turn the shiny black box into a profitable deal.

Admittedly, a sizeable chunk of these new registrations can be attributed to the fact that the service is, for the most part, mandatory for online play. But when the Japanese giant is willing to give away both BioShock Infinite and Outlast just to sweeten the pot, we don't suspect that too many people will be complaining. Have you been a rabid PlayStation Plus convert since day one? Does this startling statistic totally surprise you? Pay a monthly fee in the comments section below.

[via twitter.com]